Google WebP To Replace JPG Image Format?

By on Oct 3, 2010 in Internet, Software, Technology Comments

Well, that is the goal of Google when they created this new image format. They’ve created the WebP (pronounced as weppy) format to provide a new image format that provides the same image quality as the JPG but 40% smaller in file size.

The real goal is to make websites load faster since images make up almost 65% of all the data transferred over the internet.

According to their website, the WebP team is developing a patch to WebKit to provide native support for WebP in an upcoming release of Google Chrome.

You can download the Google WebP converter tool here. It is only available for Linux x86(64-bit) platform. Windows version is coming soon.

You can view sample image files in JPEG and WebP format with their size comparison here.

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